Unit 1 Strike Has Commenced

After a crowded and raucous meeting in Convocation Hall, 1,000 members of Unit 1 decisively rejected a motion to send the tentative agreement reached on February 27 to a ratification vote.

The CUPE 3902 Executive Committee has authorized the commencement of strike action by Unit 1 members, effective immediately. Unit 1 members should cease all bargaining unit work, effective immediately. Unit 1 members will be contacted by your Picket Captains this weekend, and picket/strike duty will commence Monday morning.

If you have not yet filled out the Strike Questionnaire, which makes you eligible for strike pay and helps the Union assign you to strike duty, as soon as possible and BEFORE THE END OF TOMORROW (Saturday, Feb. 28) at the latest. It can be found at this link: http://cupe3902.org/2015/02/strike-questionnaire/.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Unit 3 Tentative Agreement Reached

After two days of conciliation (Feb 6 and 9) and one in mediation, the Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that a Tentative Agreement for CUPE 3902 Unit 3 was reached at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 after hours of negotiations with the Employer and a mediator from the Ministry of Labour.

We will be presenting the tentative settlement to the membership with a unanimous recommendation for ratification at a membership meeting, to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at a location and time to be announced.

Members in attendance will decide whether to send the tentative agreement to a full ratification vote by the entire Unit 3 membership. If sent to full ratification, polling stations will open at the meeting, and then at additional times and locations over the next few days.

Details of the tentative agreement, including a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement and a summary of the terms, are available on the Unit 3 Bargaining page.

We want to thank all the members of the Bargaining Unit who participated in the bargaining surveys, attended numerous membership meetings, voted in record numbers overwhelmingly in favour of providing the Bargaining Team with a strong mandate, supported our application for conciliation, supported our application for a “no board” report, and provided both timely and helpful advice in response to our bargaining bulletins. We look forward to hearing from you again about the terms of the Tentative Agreement.

We also want to thank all of the larger membership of CUPE 3902 for the hours put into the mobilization of students, faculty, and other members of the campus community. Without this support, this tentative agreement could not have been achieved. Accordingly, we call on all Unit 3 members to continue to support Unit 1 in its efforts to reach a tentative agreement in its upcoming mediation dates on February 20, February 26, and February 27, 2015.